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The 15 coolest gadgets at CES 2021

Just because CES 2021 has gone virtual doesn't mean there's a shortage of new tech to ogle. Here, we've rounded up some of the coolest gadgets shown so far.
Tags: Mobile, Gaming, Wearables, News, Cars, Samsung, Trends, Computing, Home Theater, Virtual Reality, Panasonic, Lg, Smart Home, Razer, Lenovo, Cadillac


The 15 coolest gadgets at CES 2021 so far

Just because CES 2021 has gone virtual doesn't mean there's a shortage of new tech to ogle. Here, we've rounded up some of the coolest gadgets shown so far.
Tags: Mobile, Gaming, Wearables, News, Cars, Samsung, Trends, Computing, Home Theater, Virtual Reality, Panasonic, Lg, Smart Home, Razer, Lenovo, Cadillac


Recycling startup Redwood Materials is now accepting your old smartphones

Redwood Materials, the recycling startup founded by former Tesla CTO JB Straubel, has quietly opened up its enterprise to everyday consumers and all of the old electronics sitting in their junk drawers. The move expands upon the Carson City, Nevada-based company’s existing and primary strategy to recycle scrap from battery cell production and consumer electronics for corporate customers like Panasonic and Amazon. The startup has posted a “recycle with us” tab on its website, which states “...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Panasonic, Redwood, Carson City, Carson City Nevada, Straubel, Tesla CTO JB Straubel, Redwood Materials, Redwood Material


Holographic startup Envisics partners with Panasonic to fast-track in-car AR tech

Envisics founder and CEO Dr. Jamieson Christmas launched the startup three years ago to “revolutionize” the in-car experience with its holographic technology. Now, it has a partner that could help it achieve that mission. The U.K.-based holographic technology startup said Friday it reached an agreement with Panasonic Automotive Systems to jointly develop and commercialize a new generation of head-up displays for cars, trucks and SUVs. Panasonic Automotive Systems is a Tier 1 automotive s...
Tags: Startups, TC, Tech, Ces, Automotive, Augmented Reality, Panasonic, Cambridge University, Cadillac, Head-up Display, Cadillac Lyriq, CES 2021, Envisics, Panasonic Automotive Systems, Jamieson Christmas, U K based holographic technology startup


The Station: Lime scoots towards profitability, a framework for AVs, and another electric vehicle SPAC

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox. Hi folks, welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. Let’s get right to it. Companies tried to pack in the news before the Thanksgiving holiday, which means we have a lot to um, digest. Email me anytime at [email protected] to share...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, Europe, UK, Milan, Colorado, Indonesia, Washington, Israel, San Francisco, Tech, General Motors, Atlanta, Barcelona, Indiana, Intel


GM ups electric and autonomous vehicle spending to $27 billion through 2025

General Motors said it will spend $27 billion over the next five years on the development of electric vehicles and automated technology, a 35% percent increase that exceeds the automaker’s investment and gas and diesel and is an effort bring products to market faster. More than half of GM’s capital spending and product development team will be devoted to electric and electric-autonomous vehicle programs, the company said. The U.S. automaker is also accelerating its go-to-market timeline and addi...
Tags: TC, Berlin, Tech, General Motors, Tesla, Austin, Automotive, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Panasonic, North America, Northeast Ohio, Parks, Gmc, Gw


EVs Have Given Asian Suppliers Unrivaled Industrial Might

Seen by some as a moral imperative, electrification is swiftly changing the dynamics of the automotive industry. While automakers spend billions of dollars developing EVs and securing the necessary partners, many are becoming dependent on a handful of companies in Asia for the all-important battery cells needed to power the damn things. It’s gotten so […] The post EVs Have Given Asian Suppliers Unrivaled Industrial Might appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Asia, Technology, Industry, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Panasonic, Mercedes-benz, EVs, Suppliers, Battery, Partnerships, Industry News, News Blog, Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd, CATL, SK Innovation


Elon Musk promises $25,000 electric car at Tesla's 'Battery Day'

The high cost of batteries is the main reason why electric vehicles cost more than gas-powered cars.At the company's 'Battery Day' event on Tuesday, Tesla announced a new battery design that will give its cars more power and a longer range.The success of Tesla's plan depends on its ability to scale up production. Cheaper, more efficient batteries. That's what Tesla says will allow it to offer a $25,000 electric car within the next three years. The announcements came at the company's "Battery Da...
Tags: Business, Elon Musk, Cars, Tesla, Sustainability, Innovation, Batteries, Panasonic, Driverless Cars, Electric Cars, Musk, Democratic Republic Of Congo, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Palo Alto California


How to watch Tesla’s double hitter shareholder meeting and battery day event

Tesla’s battery day is here after months of tweets and teasers from the company’s CEO Elon Musk. And while the battery day portion will certainly provide plenty of news and insights into Tesla, there is another company-related activity that promises the same. The Tesla event, which begins at 1:30 p.m. PT September 22, kicks off with its annual shareholder meeting followed by the battery day activities. That’s today. Readers can . Tesla’s annual shareholder meeting — like its earnings call — ...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, Berlin, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Shanghai, Maxwell, Nova Scotia, Panasonic, Musk, Gigafactory, Austin Texas, Fremont Calif, Dalhousie University, Kato


Battery tech superstars JB Straubel of Redwood Materials, Celina Mikolajczak of Panasonic coming to TC Mobility 2020

It was a trickle at first that has evolved into a slow and steady stream. Now, a wave of new electric vehicles is building, promising to deliver an unprecedented number of models to North America, Europe and China over the next two to three years. There might not be a better time to dig into EVs and we have two superstars coming to TC Sessions: Mobility 2020. JB Straubel, co-founder and CEO of Redwood Materials who pioneered the battery powertrain design for Tesla as its longtime CTO, and Celina...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Transportation, China, Events, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Panasonic, North America, Cto, Don, North America Europe, JB Straubel, Sparks Nevada, Straubel


Amazon’s first five climate fund investments include Redwood Materials, Rivian

Redwood Materials, the recycling startup founded by Tesla’s longtime CTO and co-founder JB Straubel, has landed Amazon as a new investor and customer. Amazon’s investment in Redwood Materials is one of a handful announced Thursday that stems from the e-commerce giant’s $2 billion Climate Pledge Fund. Amazon announced in June that it would commit to invest $2 billion in sustainable technologies and services that will help it reach its commitment to have net-zero carbon operations by 2040. A...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Transportation, Tesla, Automotive, Panasonic, Jeff Bezos, Cto, Redwood, Carson City Nevada, JB Straubel, Sparks Nevada, Straubel, Redwood Materials, Rivian, Pachama


Panasonic to expand battery capacity at Tesla Gigafactory

Panasonic is adding another production line to the massive factory it operates with Tesla in Nevada, an expansion that will increase battery cell capacity by 10%. The Sparks facility, dubbed Gigafactory 1, is the centerpiece of Tesla’s plan to expand global battery capacity and reduce the cost of electric vehicles. Panasonic has been its most important partner in that project, which based on a recent agreement should last until at least 2023. Tesla and Panasonic initially planned for the G...
Tags: TC, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Panasonic, Nevada, Gigafactory, Tesla Gigafactory, Reno Gazette Journal, Gigafactory Construction, TechCrunch As Panasonic


The New Lotus Certificate of Provenance Program is a Nice Treat for Owners

Lotus has decided to join the trend many automakers are doing these days, and start their own, in house, factory certification program. OK, Programme, if you’re British. Essentially what the Lotus Certificate of Provenance does is verify the provenance or background of your Lotus car. The debut car happens to be a lovely 1981 Turbo Esprit, authenticated as Lotus founder Colin Chapman’s last “company car.” Certificate of Provenance: Contents & Items The new Certificate of Provenance prog...
Tags: UK, England, America, Magazine, Autos, Panasonic, Lotus, Chapman, UVF, Hethel, Car Talk, Lotus Cars, Colin Chapman, Tony Borroz, Phil Popham, Jolly Olde England


The Station: ADA turns 30, Panasonic’s new battery tech and delivery (data) woes

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox. Hello and welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. Before we get into all the mobility news and analysis of the week I wanted to flag an upcoming event that might be of interest to the budding entrepreneurs out there. TC Disrupt, that BIG annual...
Tags: Travel, TC, Transportation, Lyft, Elon Musk, New York, Indonesia, Washington, China, Germany, Berlin, Singapore, New York City, San Francisco, Tesla, Walmart


Panasonic boosts energy density, trims cobalt in new 2170 battery cell for Tesla

Panasonic has developed new battery technology for the ‘2170’ lithium-ion cells it produces and supplies to Tesla, a change that improves energy density by 5% and reduces costly cobalt content. The new, higher-energy dense 2170 cells will be produced by Panasonic at Tesla’s factory in Sparks, Nevada, the company said Thursday. Panasonic is upgrading its battery cell lines with production slated to begin in September. The company operates 13 lines at the factory with a capacity to produce 3...
Tags: TC, Japan, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Panasonic, NCA, Gigafactory, NCM, Swan, Sparks Nevada, Celina Mikolajczak, Panasonic Energy North America, Allan Swan, Panasonic Energy of North America


GM starts construction on the cornerstone of its EV strategy

Steel construction has begun on the nearly 3-million-square-foot factory that will mass produce Ultium battery cells and packs, the cornerstone of General Motors’ strategy to bring 20 electric vehicles to market by 2023. The Ultium Cells LLC battery cell manufacturing facility in Lordstown, Ohio is part of a joint venture between GM and LG Chem that was announced in December. At the time, the two companies committed to invest up $2.3 billion into the new joint venture as well as establish a batt...
Tags: TC, Tech, General Motors, Tesla, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Mary Barra, Gm, Panasonic, Battery, Northeast Ohio, Gw, Lordstown, Lordstown Ohio, LG Chem, GM GM


The Delfast Top 3.0 Electric Bike Is Pretty Much a Motorcycle

Speedy and With Good Range Electric bicycle manufacturer Delfast has a new bike called the Top 3.0, but it’s not really much of a bicycle. It’s really more of an electric motorcycle. The bicycle company has created an electric bike that challenged or bests many of the electric motorcycles out there. The new Top 3.0 is an impressive machine.  The bike features a carbon fiber belt drive. That drive sends power from the electric motor to the rear wheel. The bike has a 72v 48ah Panasonic battery. T...
Tags: Motorcycles, Panasonic, Electric Motorcycles, Electric Motorcycle, Motorcycle News, Electric Bicycle, Delfast, Delfast Top 3.0, Delfast Top, Good Range Electric


Tesla scouts head to Tulsa, Austin as hunt for Cybertruck gigafactory location nears end

Tesla officials visited two sites in Tulsa, Oklahoma this week to search for a location for its future and fifth gigafactory that will produce its all-electric Cybertruck and Model Y crossover, a source familiar with the situation told TechCrunch. Company representatives also visited Austin. A final decision has not been made, but Austin and Tulsa are among the finalists, according to the source. The AP also reported Tulsa and Austin as top picks for the gigafactory. Tesla expects to make a d...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, Berlin, Cars, Tech, Tesla, Ap, Austin, Automotive, United States, Transport, Gm, Nashville, Toyota, Panasonic, Oklahoma


Get a Greenger Electric Motorcycle for Your Kid

Have a Little Kid? Get Them Riding The best way to get your child riding at a young age is to get them on an off-road bike. There are all kinds of small dirtbikes available that are designed for kiddos, but the new trend is electric bikes. Greenger, a California-based electric motorcycle company is selling a killer little electric dirt bike. The company has the G12-R and G12-S for sale now. The two little bikes are essentially the same, with the S getting some upgrades over the R. The S has a t...
Tags: California, Motorcycles, Panasonic, Electric Motorcycles, Motorcycle News, Electric Dirt Bike, Greenger, Greenger Electric Motorcycle


Tesla to Reduce Gigafactory Staff by 75 Percent

With Panasonic having already made plans to ramp down production at the Nevada battery facility it shares with Tesla, followed by a 14-day closure to curtail the spread of the new coronavirus, its business partner has decided to follow suit. Tesla now plans on reducing on-site staff at Gigafactory 1 by 75 percent, according to […] The post Tesla to Reduce Gigafactory Staff by 75 Percent appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Tesla, Autos, Panasonic, Nevada, Closures, Tesla Motors, Gigafactory, News Blog, Factory Shutdowns, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Tesla to reduce on-site staff at Nevada gigafactory by 75%

Tesla is reducing number of on-site workers at its Nevada gigafactory by 75% in response to the growing spread of COVID-19, according to an update from Storey County, where the massive plant is located. The information, which was first reported by Bloomberg, was part of a larger update on the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center and its response to COVID-19, a disease caused by coronavirus. The privately owned privately owned 107,000-acre industrial park, known as TRIC, is home to the Tesla gigafacto...
Tags: Google, TC, California, Cars, Tech, Tesla, Walmart, Bloomberg, United States, Panasonic, Nevada, Sustainable Energy, Switch, Tesla Model S, Petsmart, Gigafactory


Tesla partner Panasonic is shutting down its operations at Nevada gigafactory

Panasonic is pulling its 3,500 employees from the massive Nevada factory it operates with partner Tesla over concerns about the spread of COVID-19. The company said Friday it will ramp down operations early next week and then close for 14 days. The move only affects Panasonic employees. Tesla also employs thousands of workers at the so-called Gigafactory 1 in Sparks, Nevada. Tesla could not be reached for comment. Gigafactory 1, which broke ground in June 2014, is a critical ingredient i...
Tags: TC, Tech, Spokesperson, Tesla, Companies, Automotive, Panasonic, Nevada, Home Appliances, Gigafactory, Powerwall, Fremont Calif, Industries, Sparks Nevada, Sparks Nevada Tesla, Panasonic Tesla


Scientists find fast charging destroys electric vehicle batteries

For time-crunched EV drivers, fast-charging points are a boon to minimizing enforced stoppages. But scientists have found that continually using high-powered, fast-charging points can decrease the life of EV car batteries. Engineers from the University of California, Riverside (UCR) say that commercial fast-charging stations subject EV car batteries to high temperatures and resistance which can cause cells to crack, leak, and lose storage capacity. [Read: VW wants its EVs to become part of the p...
Tags: Startups, Cars, Tech, World, Vw, Panasonic, Shift, University of California Riverside UCR


Tesla is eyeing Nashville for Cybertruck gigafactory

Tesla is in talks with Nashville officials to locate a factory there that will produce its all-electric Cybertruck and Model Y crossover, according to a source familiar with the discussions. Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted Tuesday evening that the company is “scouting” locations to build a new U.S. gigafactory that will produce Cybertruck and Model Y crossover. “Scouting locations for Cybertruck Gigafactory. Will be central USA,” Musk tweeted Tuesday. He added that the factory would be used to...
Tags: Startups, TC, Elon Musk, New York, California, China, Germany, Berlin, Cars, Tesla, Ceo, Automotive, United States, Vw, Tennessee, Shanghai


Tesla is searching “central” U.S. for a Cybertruck gigafactory site

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the company is “scouting” locations to build a new U.S. factory that will produce its all-electric Cybertruck and Model Y crossover. The “gigafactory,” the unit of measurement representing billions and a term Musk has used for its massive factories in Nevada, New York, China and soon Germany, will be located somewhere in “central” region of the country, according to his tweet. “Scouting locations for Cybertruck Gigafactory. Will be central USA,” Musk tweeted Tuesda...
Tags: TC, Elon Musk, New York, California, China, Germany, Berlin, Cars, Tech, Tesla, Ceo, Automotive, United States, Shanghai, Gm, Toyota


Electric Motorcycle Startup Horwin Will Expand Its Dealer Network

The Austrian Company Looks to Expand The Austrian e-mobility company Horwin has some electric motorcycles for commuting, and the company plans to expand. How? Well, it wants to expand its dealer network. The company teamed up with TilGreen Group, which will be distributing the electric motorcycle for France now. The company already sells bikes in Belgium Switzerland, Austria and Germany. Adding France will be a notable expansion. For those who aren’t familiar with Horwin’s offerings. The compan...
Tags: France, Germany, Motorcycles, Panasonic, Electric Motorcycles, Motorcycle News, Energica, Horwin, Electric Motorcycle Startup Horwin, TilGreen Group, Belgium Switzerland Austria, Horwin The post Electric Motorcycle Startup Horwin


Panasonic is ending its solar cell partnership with Tesla

Panasonic said it will stop producing solar cells and modules at Tesla’s factory in Buffalo, New York, ending a four-year joint venture with the electric automaker.  Nikkei Asian Review was the first to report that Panasonic planned to end its production agreement with Tesla. Panasonic has since issued an announcement to explain its decision. Tesla did not respond to a request for comment. Panasonic said it will cease solar manufacturing operations at the Tesla factory by the end of May. The c...
Tags: New York, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Panasonic, Nevada, Buffalo, New York State, Gigafactory, Buffalo New York, Nikkei Asian Review, Maxwell Technologies, Empire State Development, Zemsky, Howard Zemsky, Tesla Panasonic


Switch eSCRAMBLER: the best-looking electric bike yet?

Electric motorcycles still seem like a brave new world in some quarters, but the technology is maturing fast and the novelty is wearing off. Shanghai-based Kiwi expat Matthew Waddick has been building street-legal electric customs for years now, and knows this well. “Electric bikes are not new anymore,” he says. “You can’t wow people just by being electric—you need to do better than that.” So Matthew’s ramped up his operations, set up a production company called Switch, and just released t...
Tags: Facebook, Motorcycles, Shanghai, Panasonic, Volvo, Gates, Scrambler, Matthew, Bosch, Kiwi, Aarhus Denmark, CNC, KTM, Michel, Electric Motorcycle, Shanghai Customs


The X-Scooter LOM solves vehicular congestion by just making mobility smaller

In almost every other industry, progress is always followed by adoption. Vinyls were followed by Cassettes, which were then dethroned by CDs, MP3 files, and finally online streaming. Progress leads to adoption, leads to optimization, followed by evolution, and then more progress. It’s a healthy cycle that allows technology and innovation to constantly provide a better experience to its end-user. Somehow that growth-cycle hasn’t seemed to make its dent in the automotive industry. We’re still, a...
Tags: Deals, Japan, Design, Automotive, Electric Scooter, Panasonic, Electric, Shop, Product Design, Lom, Glafit, X-Scooter, Safety Stability and Sustainability Your


US patents hit record 333,530 granted in 2019; IBM, Samsung (not the FAANGs) lead the pack

We may have moved on from a nearly-daily cycle of news involving tech giants sparring in courts over intellectual property infringement, but patents continue to be a major cornerstone of how companies and people measure their progress and create moats around the work that they have done in hopes of building that into profitable enterprises in the future. IFI Claims, a company that tracks patent activity in the US, released its annual tally of IP work today underscoring that theme: it noted that ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Android, Facebook, South Korea, Japan, Lawsuit, Microsoft, Government, China, Germany, US, Samsung, Tech, Car



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